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#1 of 10 Old 03-28-2010, 03:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Cortez for a boy?
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I like it a lot! But I like kinda crazy names (meant in a good way)
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I said no. It makes me think of the explorer, who wasn't such a great guy.
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Cortez was an evil dude. Okay, not on the scale of Hitler but still... he killed the native South Americans with reckless abandon in his search for gold and glory.
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I would say it's just okay. I don't personally love or hate it.

I don't mind last name sounding names as first names - as I have a Lincoln.

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As in Keats':

...like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star’d at the Pacific—and all his men
Look’d at each other with a wild surmise—
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.


Great poem. Bad guy. Plus the whole last name as first name thing.

I say no.
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Cortez makes me think of the explorer

then cortisone cream...

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I like it because it's strong, it's just unfortunate that he conjures up such negative ideas.

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I asked my husabnd what he thought of the name cortez. He said "the killer?" So, I guess that is just something to think about.
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lol that inspired me to ask DF... all I got was a hilarious look from him and the reaction of...

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Uh... not really as a FIRST name...
(I guess hes one of those against last names as first names. Never discussed it... our names came extremely easily to us for some reason.)

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